Washington Policy Outlook (Presentation) - October 4, 2011


In This Presentation:


- The Usual Caveats and Thanks

- Somatic Cell Count Fiasco

- Animal Drug Residues Sampling

- Electronic Reporting of Dairy Product Prices

- Farm Bill/Federal Milk Order Update

- Food Safety and Modernization Act

- A Word on Labeling and the First Amendment

SCC and Bacterial Count

*The problem – E.U. “requires” maximum 400,000 SCC and 100,000 bacteria

*U.S. presently regulates for maximum 750,000 SCC and 100,000 bacterial for Grade A only

*Industry sought PMO solution – NCIMS nixes

*AMS proposes a solution – Appendix A

*Will there be equitable treatment???

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